Quick Facts on Kenzie
- American, Scottish
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Characteristics of Kenzie
Etymology & Historical Origin - Kenzie
Kenzie is a short form for Mackenzie which itself is derived from a Scottish surname. It originates from the older Gaelic name "MacCoinnich" (or son of Coinneach, also son of the ‘bright one’). Coinneach was a personal name that came from the Gaelic word meaning "comely, good-looking.” Even though the Mackenzies have been a distinguished Scottish clan for over 700 years, the usage of Mackenzie as an independently given name is unique to North America. Kenzie, however, is a forename used in Scotland, but only for boys. In the United States and Canada, the short form Kenzie is used almost exclusively for girls.
Popularity of the Name Kenzie
Mackenzie became a fast-favorite in the United States after its debut in 1976. As a result of this name’s ϋber success in the 90s and 2000s (mainly for little girls), respellings and pet forms were bound to appear on the charts. Kenzie made her introduction in 1994 and has climbed over 600 positions in less than 20 years. This short form or nickname for Mackenzie is not as popular as the longer forms of the name, but it’s definitely more cutesy and informal. The name Kenzie is also very similar to other two-syllable K names such as Kinley and Kinsey. They are modern and trendy, androgynously cute and unpretentious. Kenzie is a simple and plain variation of MacKenzie for the less fussy parent.
Popularity of the Girl Name Kenzie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kenzie
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kenzie
Kenzie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kenzie.
Popular Songs on Kenzie
Kenzie - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Kenzie.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Kenzie
Kenzie and the Dinosaurs (Douglas A. Ziesemer) - Kenzie may have thought it was an ordinary day with her grandparents, but that was before she spotted a dinosaur! Come let your imagination run wild with Kenzie and the Dinosaurs. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Kenzie's Big Question (Douglas A. Ziesemer) - Kenzie's Big Question is a snapshot of a moment in the life of a young girl and her grandparents. The sincerity and innocence of her big question encourages a warm and wondrous response from her papa, a response that lets her know that she and her questions are important. Let this precious story put a smile in your day. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Kenzie's Key (Bonnie J. Doerr) - Kenzie, uprooted by her parents’ divorce from her Long Island home has lost her dad, her home, her friends, even her dog. She is transplanted to Big Pine Key in the heat of summer--to her, it is no island paradise! To make matters worse, someone is killing the endangered tiny Key deer! But Kenzie is an extraordinary kid. With courage, cunning and the help of her new friend, Angelo, she faces danger, and...learns lessons about turning around hard luck and making a difference in the world. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Kenzie
Famous People Named Kenzie - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Kenzie.
Children of Famous People Named Kenzie
Famous People Who Named Their Child Kenzie - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Kenzie.
Kenzie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Kenzie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kenzie.
Personality of the Girl Name Kenzie
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Kenzie